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1st Jul, 2016

IN THE NEWS

Corporations push for 'trade secrets' protection while trying to weaken patents
Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers might believe recent changes to the patent system were done in the name of protecting the individual inventor, but critics (more ...)
 
Beijing bans iPhone sales in latest row over patents
The Times (subscription)
Apple's strained relationship with China has hit a new low after Beijing's intellectual property office accused the company of violating the patents of a (more ...)
 
First Post-Grant Review Written Opinions from PTAB Invalidate Two Patents for Livestock Valuation
JD Supra
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued its first written opinions based on a trial of the relatively new Post-Grant Review (PGR) proceeeding (more ...)
 
The figures suggest that more Japanese companies will be selling their patent assets in future
IAM (registration)
An IP activity survey carried out by the Japan Patent Office (JPO) recently indicates the extent to which patent owners in the country are streamlining (more ...)
 
Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you
The Register
In 2017, the EU is going to open the Unified Patent Court. This court will make it much easier for patent trolls and corporations in the US (more ...)
 
Arctic Cat wins triple damages in patent infringement case against Bombardier
Minneapolis Star Tribune
"The jury and federal court judge found that each of our patents in this case were valid, and agreed that Bombardier willfully infringed on our patents (more ...)
 
Yahoo Excalibur: Who Wants The Patent Portfolio And Why
MediaPost Communications
Yahoo is planning to auction a portfolio of nearly 3,000 patents this week. The company reassigned the group to a new subsidiary it calls Excalibur IP, (more ...)
 
The (Re)newed Standard for Awarding Enhanced Patent Damages
IPWatchdog.com
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion with large ramifications for patent holders and potential infringers alike. (more...)
 
GoDaddy wins lengthy patent infringement case that affects the tech industry
Phoenix Business Journal
Scottsdale-based GoDaddy won a long-standing legal battle in Phoenix that could affect similar patent infringement claims against other technology ... (more...)
 
Docomo, Huawei sign patent licensing deal
Mobile World Live
Japan's largest mobile operator NTT Docomo granted a patent licence covering standard-essential patents for its wireless communication (more ...)
 
Patent-heavy businesses optimistic ahead of new European court launch next year
Irish Legal News
A year before the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is set to launch, considerably more patent-heavy businesses believe the UPC will benefit their company (more ...)
 
Yahoo to Have Giant Patent Garage Sale
E-Commerce Times
Yahoo has notified potential buyers that it plans to auction off about 3,000 patents and will be accepting bids until mid-June, The Wall Street Journal (more ...)
 
How the United States Patent Office Became the Place Where Patents Go To Die
Who's Who Legal
These procedures, which take place in the United States Patent and Trademark ... IPR proceedings have had a lethal impact on issued patents, to the (more ...)
 
The Enfish Decision: Some Light at the End of the Tunnel for Software Patents Since Alice?
IPWatchdog.com
the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued an opinion (case no. 2015-1244) that should provide some hope for software patents facing invalidation under § 101 (and software patent applicants dealing with subject (more ...)